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NEWS: Dentistry, ancient Egyptian-style: Mummy found with teeth stuffed with linen in attempt to cure agonizing tooth-ache

Researchers used a CT scanner to see inside the man’s mouth, and created a 3D reconstruction showing the worn incisors (Source: The Daily Mail).

“Scientists performing CT scans on the head of an Egyptian mummy say they have found one of the worst cases of dental problems ever seen – an a unique treatment to try and treat it.

Researchers CT scanning a 2,100 year old mummy were stunned to find evidence of a sinus infection caused by a mouthful of cavities and other tooth problems.

The also came across a unique find – a cavity filled with linen” – via The Daily Mail.


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